Friday, March 13, 2009

What do you want for breakfast?

I put Goldie in her chair for breakfast and asked what she wanted. I wasn't sure what I had to give her. We were out of her waffles and bananas. So I look over and she is doing her sign for popcorn and she says "pop". I was so excited! Now here is the part where I feel like crap. We had to leave for Kindermusik and I did not have time to make popcorn. She accepted cereal instead. When it was gone she signed more and said "mo".

The Vision Therapist came today and I filled her in on the new dr. While I was telling her about Goldie signing at breakfast she signed eat and said "eeeah".

This is big because when she started walking she stopped signing and talking. Its nice to see her words coming back. I think her low vision has also affected her ability to learn sign. She can't see movement well, so I don't know what our signs look like to her. We're going to start using picture cards as another communication tool.

Lisa left a comment asking about the treatment for Goldie's nystagmus. It will most likely be surgery. There is a procedure to move the null point and a tenotomy to lessen the jerking. After surgery, she will need more vision therapy to learn to use her new vision.


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Aww it sounds like her speech is coming along great!!! Please keep us posted if she has to have surgery.

SunflowerMom said...

Yay, Goldie!

Monica said...

I am tellin ya the truth, I HAD POPCORN for breakfast this morning!! I just laughed when I read this. I can so relate Goldie!! Adam also lost a lot of his signs and words when he started walking. Funny, how your brain does that.

We will keep Goldie in our prayers with the upcoming surgery.

Beverly said...

we will be praying for Goldie! Great job signing: )

Karen said...

I love that her speech and signing is coming back. Hopefully her vision will be corrected and she can see better. But we're praying for the eye fix.